Here’s a list of our additions to this website – with the most recently-added material described at the top of the page.
12 July 2022
After a very long and fulfilling life, Elsie Blythe (née Hodges) died last week at the grand age of 98 years.
Yesterday a large number of the extended Blythe and Hodges family and friends farewelled Elsie at the Wesley Roskill Methodist Church in Auckland, and you can see some of the photos from her funeral by clicking on her photo below.
21 March 2022
Last week we found an additional photo of Ian’s great uncle, David Kerr Haig, taken at Zeitoun Camp, Egypt in 1915. It was in a photo album belonging to Gordon Catto, David’s army signaller friend from Dunedin. The NZ National Army Museum have now put a copy of the whole of Gordon’s album on its website here. David died, aged 22, on the British hospital ship Somali near Gallipoli in July 1915, so any extra photos of him are particularly special to us.
You can see our version of David Kerr Haig’s WWI diary here, and letters to his mother here. There’s also more information about the Haig and Kerr families here.
10 March 2022
Today we’ve added an electronic copy of the book we published in 2015 about Caroline’s great grandfather, John Bingley – click on the link below. Accessing this page requires the password – contact us if you would like it.
Currently, we’re also preparing a list of all the people we know in each of the photos (this wasn’t done in the original book).
5 January 2022
Happy New Year! Today we’ve published a profile of Alice Mary Wynne, the mother of Alfred George (born Lawrence Augustine) Hodges. Click on the link below to read about Alice’s life: from her birth, in what is now Pakistan, to her experiences in Salisbury, Bath and London in England.
26 December 2021
Today we’ve added two new family tree diagrams, finally completing the set for all eight of our grandparents! Click on the links below to see the latest two:
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